It is fair to say that for a lot of us Christmas is a time for Cheer, joy and happiness. This is not the case for everyone however!! For some of us Christmas is a time when we are at are most vulnerable or lonely. It can be filled with family conflict, missing loved ones, bereavement, financial problems, loneliness and high social expectations to name but a few. Any one of these issues can cause us feelings of extreme anxiety, stress, upset, or depression. often feeling like there is nowhere to turn. Please don't suffer alone. Talk to someone, get help, maybe from a friend or a family member or neighbour, your G.P or nurse, or you could call a helpline there are many to choose from, or you could make an appointment with a counsellor. The important thing is not to suffer alone in silence feeling isolated or desperate, there is help available, asking is often the hardest part.
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